Why UM-Flint

What Sets UM-Flint's Social Sciences (MA) Program Apart?

As one of the world’s most consequential cities, Flint is the ideal backdrop for the study of Social Sciences. Add to that the talent of Michigan-Flint faculty and the resources of the entire University of Michigan system, and it’s easy to see why UM-Flint is recognized for graduate studies excellence in the social sciences.


The Social Sciences program allows you to combine core courses with a concentration in one of three areas: U.S. History and Politics, Global Studies, and Gender Studies.


In addition to the three offered concentrations, with consent of an advisor it is also possible to customize the program concentration courses to meet your specific needs.


The program is excellent for bachelor-level graduates who wish to continue their exploration of social science disciplines and issues, including those who plan to pursue a doctoral degree.


The MA in Social Science program is well suited for teachers seeking graduate-level education in their fields to meet professional standards or deepen their understanding. The program may be used to meet the State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) and can also be used to meet the Provisional Certificate first and second renewal.


UM-Flint’s Master of Arts in Social Sciences is also a great match for professionals in the public or private sectors who wish to increase their knowledge of various social, historical, cultural, political, and economic themes.


The 30-hour graduate credit program is designed primarily for part-time students with evening and some online courses.


Critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills are greatly enhanced as a result of rigorous coursework and discussion, which offers benefits regardless of your profession. Graduates also gain deeper understanding of and appreciation for differences that abound across the global community, preparing them to interact with people of different backgrounds and cultures in the workplace and in society.


Social Sciences (MA)

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The Catalog is published annually and constitutes the official document of the University, although the information therein is subject to change at any time by official action of the University of Michigan-Flint. In the event such an action is taken, students affected will be advised by their units of the options available to them to complete their degrees. Every reasonable effort will be made to permit students to complete these programs or similar programs. Changes made to program and degree requirements, including general education requirements become effective the fall semester following approval and apply to all students admitted to the University that term and thereafter.

Students must satisfy degree requirements in effect at the time of their admission to the University of Michigan-Flint. Students who select a major or minor offered in a catalog subsequent to their original admission at the University of Michigan-Flint must follow the catalog in effect at the time the new major or minor is offered. Students may choose to use newer catalogs, but not older catalogs. Students who do not attend for one calendar year, must be readmitted to the university through the Admissions Office and must satisfy degree and program requirements in effect at the time of their readmission.

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The University of Michigan-Flint Catalog is issued annually.

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Faculty Editor, Dr. Kristina Hansen

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To be considered for admission, submit the following to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library:

Application Deadlines

The program has rolling admissions and reviews completed applications each month.

Application deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall (early deadline*) – May 1
  • Fall (final deadline) – August 1
  • Winter – November 15
  • Spring – March 15
  • Summer – May 15

* You must apply for admission by the early deadline to be eligible for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.

International students are required to apply earlier than the deadlines posted here. The final deadlines for international students are May 1 for the fall semester, September 1 for the winter semester, and January 1 for the spring term.